Fine Arts students use dance to express their feelings about pandemic

Alone but connected. Students from Bellaire, Lamar, Milby, Westside, and Westbury high schools have created a virtual collaborative dance performance eloquently expressing their feelings regarding social distancing. Forced to stay home, they are connecting with their fellow dance students virtually.

Watch the collaborative performance “Dance Alone Together” by visiting this link.  

This extensive project was edited and produced by students under the direction of their dance teachers and Sanja Korman, fine arts dance curriculum specialist. According to Korman, the next project from the group will be a dance inspired by a COVID-19 poem written by a Westside High School student.

The “Dance Alone Together” project has inspired middle school dancers and teachers to create a collaborative dance project as well. Based on a creative piece written by a Pershing Middle School student, it will be recited by a student at Gregory-Lincoln Education Center and performed by dancers from Black, Hamilton, Key, Meyerland PVA, Pershing and Revere middle schools.

“I am looking forward to the next dance project, which is now in the editing process,” Korman said. “These students are creating strong messages that we all need during this difficult time.”